Ralph E. Ogden Bolton Landing Polaroids
Record Group, 2017-003
Date(s) creation1966 – 1967
ExtentOne folder, including 10 unmounted Polaroid photographs and 10 handwritten corresponding note cards
Conditions Governing AccessThe collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing ReproductionPermission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Storm King Art Center Archives and the copyright holder.
Scope and ContentThis collection spans the period between Ogden’s first visit to Bolton Landing on October 24, 1966 and his final visit on March 13, 1967. In addition to the photographs there are five sets of notes. The photographs and notes document Ogden's purchase of 13 David Smith sculptures.
NotesBy 1961, Storm King Art Center's founders had become committed to modern sculpture. Early purchases were sited directly outside the Museum Building as part of a formal garden scheme. However, with the purchase of 13 works from the estate of sculptor David Smith (1906–1965), Storm King began to place sculpture directly in the landscape. Since then, every work has been sited with consideration of both its immediate surroundings and distant views.